R. K. Narayan was born in Madras on October 10, 1906, and died May 13, 2001, at the age of 94. As one of the most successful Indians writing in English, he interpreted the life of India for the Western world through his 34 novels and hundreds of short stories. This category deals with Narayans life and literature.
Related categories 1
Angelfire: The Guide
Themes of personal transformation are explored in Narayan's novel.
Danny Yee's Book Reviews: The Mahabharata, The Ramayana
A review of Narayan's English translations of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, the great Sanskrit epics.
Krishnan's Journey in The English Teacher
Essay on the character Krishnan by Ian Mackean with additional commentary by S. N. Radhika Lakshmi.
The Man-Eater of Malgudi
Western Michigan University review discusses postcolonial issues in India: industrialism, caste, and preserving traditions. Bibliography, links, and teaching guidelines.
Memorable books by R.K. Narayan
An appreciation of Malgudi Days, My Days: A Memoir, The Guide, and Narayan's retelling of the Ramayana.
N. Ram Remembers His Good Friend, R. K. Narayan
N. Ram, one of India's leading journalists, recalls his friendship with R. K. Narayan. Included are links to other articles.
Outlook India: R. K. Narayan
Review of "The Indian Epics Retold," with links to other Outlook India articles about Narayan.
New York Review of Books: The Great Narayan
A narrative of R. K. Narayan's life and works by Pankaj Mishra. (February 22, 2001)
Last update:May 21, 2016 at 15:55:24 UTC